Time Traveling

I’m participating in Laura Shovan‘s February poetry challenge again this month, and am really enjoying the daily challenge of writing to a prompt, without having any expectations other than to get some words on the screen. The theme for the month is time–and since time has felt like a slog for some of the past […]

Welcome to Poetry Friday!

I’m happy to host Poetry Friday today. Please leave your links at the end of the post, and see what goodness others are sharing this week. When I was a kid I remember reading a newspaper article about Jewish policemen in NYC who always took the Christmas shift. And the other day I read about […]

Welcome to Poetry Friday!

I’m happy to host Poetry Friday today. Mr. Linky is gathering the links at the end of this post–please add yours, and follow the links to other Poetry Friday blogs. I’ve been enjoying spring’s progress and noticing the changes around me. This week I’ve watched dragonflies and damselflies mating by the lake, a new fawn […]

Gosling Time!

Our little lake is a popular spot for Canada geese this time of year. A pair has been hanging out near our dock for over a month, and I wondered if they had a nest in the nearby thicket. The other day I found the answer–the male goose positioned himself between me and the dock […]

Jeepers, Creepers…

Last Friday I attended a wonderful session of the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival. Irene Latham, Laura Purdie Salas, and Vikram Madan all gave great tips on sharing and inspiring poetry with students, using examples from their own and other’s poems. If you’re interested, you can find a recording of the workshop here. As […]

Teeny Tiny Turtle Time

I’m lucky to live on the swampy end of a small lake. Across the road from my house is an even smaller vernal pond–a temporary pool that usually dries up in August. The traffic on the road this time of year is busy with turtles and frogs traveling from pond to lake. We keep an […]

Mergansers on my mind

It’s that time of year when migrating ducks stop on our little lake for a day or two before heading farther north. On Sunday afternoon the spouse noticed a few diving ducks. I headed down to the dock and counted five red-breasted mergansers. They were too far away to try to photograph but the sun […]